5-piece paddle

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5-piece paddle

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I am trying to find a 5-piece paddle that would fit into airline carry on luggage. I found two: SRS Kicker (http://www.simonriversports.ca/english/ ... icker.html), which looks well made and another by Sevylor (Coleman) that has poor reviews. Has anyone tried these or know of other brands?

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Re: 5-piece paddle

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Bernie,

Don't know where you live and what airport security looks like, but you should consider U.S. TSA policy. They will not let you carry on a paddle. They call it a potential weapon. I kid you not. I have tried my 4-piece fiberglass/carbon fiber Lendal and have been refused twice by TSA.

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Re: 5-piece paddle

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In searching the web I found that others have also had problems with bringing a 4-piece paddle on a flight. The TSA does not specifically refer to a kayak paddle so that it is up to the individual screener. In one case, the screener apparently classified the paddle with hockey sticks and refused to allow it on. So - I guess the only safe option is to put it into a checked bag.
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Re: 5-piece paddle

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When you were stopped from bringing the 4-piece paddle on the plane, was it packed in your luggage? I was looking for a 5-piece because it could be packed.
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